Dictionary.com

Shetland wool

Save This Word!

noun

the fine wool undercoat pulled by hand from Shetland sheep.
thin, loosely twisted wool yarn for knitting or weaving.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of Shetland wool

First recorded in 1780–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for Shetland wool

British Dictionary definitions for Shetland wool

Shetland wool

noun

a fine loosely twisted wool yarn spun from the fleece of Shetland sheep and used esp for sweaters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!